Blodgett, Oregon

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Blodgett, Oregon
Unincorporated community
The Blodgett Country Store
The Blodgett Country Store
Blodgett, Oregon is located in Oregon
Blodgett, Oregon
Blodgett, Oregon
Blodgett, Oregon is located in the US
Blodgett, Oregon
Blodgett, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°35′49″N 123°31′10″W / 44.59694°N 123.51944°W / 44.59694; -123.51944Coordinates: 44°35′49″N 123°31′10″W / 44.59694°N 123.51944°W / 44.59694; -123.51944
Country United States
State Oregon
County Benton
Named for William Blodgett, a pioneer settler[1]
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Population (2010[2])
 • Total 58
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97326
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from U.S. Geological Survey[3]

Blodgett is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Benton County, Oregon, United States,[3] where Oregon Route 180 meets U.S. Route 20 in the Central Oregon Coast Range 15 miles (24 km) west of Corvallis. It is near the confluence of the Tumtum and Marys rivers. As of the 2010 census, the community had a population of 58.[2]

Blodgett was named for pioneer settler William Blodgett.[1] The post office was established in April 1888 with the name "Emrick", for a local family, and was changed to Blodgett shortly thereafter.[1] Its ZIP code is 97326.[4]

Blodgett is part of the Philomath School District. The 38-student Blodgett Elementary School serves kindergarten through fourth grade; older students attend schools in nearby Philomath.[5]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Blodgett has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ a b "2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blodgett CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Blodgett". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Look Up a ZIP Code". U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "About Blodgett Elementary". Philomath School District. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Blodgett, Oregon